Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Muhlenberg College (Allentown, PA)


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Muhlenberg College is ranked 53 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 100 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 61%
Applicants who took ACT 28%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+14%
600-69940%
600+54%

SAT Math Score

700+10%
600-69952%
600+62%

ACT Score

30-3631%
24-2960%
24+91%

Students applied5,015
Students admitted2,426
Admission rate48%

Students per faculty11

4-year graduation rate83%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$47,825
Fees$485
Room and board$11,090
Estimated book expense$1,300
Total cost$60,700

Cost after need-based aid$29,441
Cost after non-need-based aid$48,643

Average debt at graduation$30,527

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$56,300

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met92%
Average need-based aid$31,259
Average non-need-based aid$12,057

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment2,397

Full-Time

Men924
Women1,383

Part-Time

Men37
Women53

Freshmen retained93%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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